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10:15 PM ET, June 4, 2007

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Associated Press:
Rep. Jefferson indicted in bribery probe  —  WASHINGTON - Louisiana congressman William Jefferson (news, bio, voting record) received more than $500,000 in bribes and sought millions more in nearly a dozen separate schemes to enrich himself by using his office to broker business deals in Africa, according to a federal indictment Monday.
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Patrick O'Connor / The Politico:
GOP to push for Jefferson expulsion  —  House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) moved quickly to force the expulsion of Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) from Congress following his indictment Monday on federal corruption charges.  —  The Republican leader will ask members of the House …
Discussion: MyDD
Washington Post:
Indictment Sought Against Rep. Jefferson  —  FBI Probes Allegations Lawmaker Took Bribes to Promote Business Ventures  —  Federal prosecutors are seeking an indictment today against Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) in a longstanding FBI corruption probe centering on allegations that he took bribes …
Associated Press:
U.S. congressman indicted in bribery case … WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, D-Louisiana, was indicted Monday on federal charges of racketeering, soliciting bribes and money-laundering in a long-running bribery investigation into business deals he tried to broker in Africa.
Discussion: CREW, QandO, Shakesville and TPMmuckraker
Times-Picayune:
N.O. congressman faces 16 counts
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere
CBS News:
Indictment Sought Against Rep. Jefferson
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Dollar Bill Jefferson To Get Indicted: CBS (Update: No They Didn't)
Discussion: Wizbang
Andy McCarthy / National Review:
Stunning Gitmo Development — Charges Thrown Out  —  The AP is reporting that a military court today threw out murder charges against Omar Khadr on the grounds that the military commission system as constituted may only try "alien unlawful enemy combatants" and Khadr was only previously found to be an "enemy combatant."
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Andrew O. Selsky / Associated Press:
Guantanamo judge dismisses terror case  —  GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A military judge dismissed terrorism-related charges Monday against a prisoner charged with killing an American soldier in Afghanistan, delivering a blow to the Bush administration's attempt to try Guantanamo detainees in military courts.
Guardian:
Guantánamo Bay case thrown out  —  The US military's system of tribunals at Guantánamo Bay was thrown into chaos today after a military judge threw out all charges against a young Canadian detainee.  —  One senior military official said the ruling in the case of Omar Khadr could have a …
William Glaberson / New York Times:   Judge Throws Out Charges in Guantánamo Prisoner Case
Jane Sutton / Reuters:
Judge's ruling on Khadr may halt all Guantanamo trials
Discussion: Salon and All Spin Zone
National Review:
Breaking with Bush  —  I take from Mark Steyn and Jonah Goldberg's comments that conservatives have been tolerant of President Bush for a long time, given his embrace of big-government from the start.  And they have.  But I don't think the issue is that conservatives are generally surprised …
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Washington Times:
CBO: Bill would only reduce illegals by 25%  —  The Senate's immigration bill will only reduce illegal immigration by about 25 percent a year, according to a new Congressional Budget Office report, Stephen Dinan will report Tuesday in The Washington Times.  —  The bill's new guest-worker program …
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
CBO: Immigration Bill Wll Fail On Most Counts
Discussion: Don Surber
The Palmetto Scoop:
Scarborough has an "Imus moment"  —  Presidential candidate Fred Thompson's second-and-current wife Jeri, who is considered by some to be a "trophy wife," was the topic of an interesting conversation on Friday's Morning Joe radio talk show, which aired live on MSNBC.
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John Leo / City Journal:
Taking a Flier on Free Speech  —  Handing out anti-gay fliers is apparently a risky act in Crystal Lake, Illinois.  A 16-year-old girl who did so was charged with a felony hate crime and held without bail at a juvenile detention center for more than two weeks.  Then the judge relented and let her go home.
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Key Bush backers rally to Fred Thompson  —  George P. Bush, a nephew of President Bush who recently joined the Navy Reserve, has contributed to the prospective presidential campaign of Fred Thompson and signed an e-mail asking friends and associates to do the same, The Politico has learned.
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
Democrats Lose Their Edge  —  Poll Shows Congressional Approval Ratings Have Returned to Pre-Election Levels  —  The Democrats in Congress have lost much of the leadership edge they carried out of the 2006 midterm election, with the lack of progress in Iraq being the leading cause.
Dick Armey / TIME: Swampland:
My Time in Swampland  —  As I settle in as a guest blogger here at Swampland, I'd like to thank Time and its readers for inviting me to share my views.  I hope I can raise the debate about the direction in which the conservative movement and the nation are heading.  I welcome questions and comments.
Caroline Glick / Jerusalem Post:
Our World: Echoes of 1919  —  Both critics and supporters of US President George W. Bush's post-September 11 vision of a new, freedom-loving Middle East have noted the strong similarities between the president and his predecessor Woodrow Wilson.  —  In 1917, the 28th president introduced US forces …
Discussion: The Belmont Club and Atlas Shrugs
White House:
Vice President's Remarks at the Wyoming Boys State Conference  —  THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Ron, and thank you for that warm welcome.  It's great to be home again, back at Boys State — 49 years since I sat where you sat.  But I couldn't resist the invitation to come down and spend a little bit of time with you all today.
 
 
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John Heilprin / Associated Press:
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New York Post:
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